forgo definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To refrain from; relinquish: hesitant to forgo dessert.
    • To refrain from; relinquish: unwilling to forgo dessert.
    • To avoid; relinquish: reluctant to forgo dessert.
    • to pass through by; to go out of. See first forego.
    • to avoid; to-do without; to avoid; to renounce; -- said of a thing currently enjoyed, or of just one within reach, or anticipated. See first forego, 2.
    • To pass by; to go out of. See first forego.
    • to abstain from; to complete without; to avoid; to renounce; -- said of something already enjoyed, or of just one within reach, or predicted. See first forego, 2.
    • To pass by; to go out of. See 1st forego.
    • to refrain from; doing without; to try to avoid; to renounce; -- stated of anything already liked, or of just one within reach, or anticipated. See 1st forego, 2.
    • To refrain from; relinquish: hesitant to forgo dessert.
    • to pass through by; to go out of. See first forego.
    • to refrain from; doing without; to avoid; to renounce; -- stated of anything currently liked, or of 1 within reach, or predicted. See first forego, 2.
  • verb:
    • to allow pass, to leave alone
    • to complete without, to abandon
    • To refrain from, to refrain from, to pass through up, to withgo.
    • To let pass, to go out of alone
    • to complete without, to abandon
    • To let pass, to leave alone
    • To try to avoid, to avoid, to pass up, to withgo.
    • to accomplish without, to abandon
    • To refrain from, to refrain from, to pass up, to withgo.
    • do without or cease to keep or adhere to
    • drop (s.th.) or drop the right to (s.th.) by some mistake, offense, or criminal activity
    • do without or stop to put up or adhere to
    • lose (s.th.) or lose the ability to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or criminal activity
    • be earlier over time; return more
    • be early in the day eventually; return back more
    • do without or stop to put on or adhere to
    • drop (s.th.) or drop the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or criminal activity
    • be earlier in time; go-back further
    • to allow pass, to leave alone
    • To do without, to abandon
    • To avoid, to refrain from, to pass through up, to withgo.
    • do without or stop to carry or abide by
    • lose (s.th.) or drop the right to (s.th.) by some mistake, offense, or criminal activity
    • be earlier with time; return further
  • others:
    • To go or overlook without saying; forbear to possess, utilize, or do; voluntarily avoid or stop trying; renounce; resign.
    • To go or pass by without claiming; forbear to own, utilize, or do; voluntarily prevent or give up; renounce; resign.
    • to stop; leave.
    • Synonyms To yield, relinquish, let go.
    • To quit; keep.
    • Synonyms To produce, relinquish, release.
    • A Middle English as a type of forego.
    • A Middle English kind of forego.
    • To go or pass by without saying; forbear to possess, use, or do; voluntarily stay away from or surrender; renounce; resign.
    • To quit; leave.
    • Synonyms To yield, relinquish, release.
    • A Middle English type of forego.
    • going or overlook without saying; forbear to possess, use, or do; voluntarily avoid or stop trying; renounce; resign.
    • to stop; keep.
    • Synonyms To produce, relinquish, release.
    • A Middle English as a type of forego.

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